Events

Jan
23
Sat
Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System seminar @ Virtual
Jan 23 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Instructors:
Melissa Serbin
Senior Crown Attorney
Manitoba Prosecutions Service

Stacey Soldier
Associate Counsel
Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors

*NEW* Class Times and Locations:
January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2021
9:00am – 12:00pm
Virtual, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba
(Deadline to register is January 4th, 2021. Class size limited to 50 participants.)

Course Description:
There is a growing recognition in Canada, across all sectors and regions, of the need for a deeper understanding and more meaningful inclusion of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. One of the centrepieces of this recognition was the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, released in 2015, which included 94 calls to action to effect reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Call to Action 27 was directed at the legal community of Canada, calling on us (through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada) to:

  • Ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

These goals have been acknowledged by the provincial law societies, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and the Canadian Bar Association. As stated by former Chief Justice of British Columbia Lance Finch, lawyers have a “duty to learn”.

The Indigenous People and Criminal Justice System seminar was created in the spirit of these ideas. The seminar is will assist students and lawyers in learning about Indigenous cultures and understanding the interplay between Indigenous legal orders and the Canadian legal system.

This intensive seminar will follow the general introduction to the complexities and principles of criminal law presented in courses on criminal law and evidence. It emphasizes the ways in which these complexities and principles intersect with Indigenous concepts of justice. The class will engage in a critical analysis of the relationship between Indigenous accused and the Courts through multiple stages of the justice system: arrest, bail, pre-trial procedures, and sentencing. Throughout the course the role of the Crown and defence counsel and the obligations created by these roles will be discussed. Participants will examine Gladue reports, community justice committees, elder panels, culturally important ceremonies and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Participants will receive a letter upon completion of this seminar. It is well suited for students considering working in the field of criminal law and for lawyers interested in furthering legal education.

Continuing Professional Development for Lawyers
This seminar will qualify for the following Continuing Professional Development hours:

  • Law Society of Manitoba: 12 CPD hours; and 4 Ethics & Professional Responsibility hours
  • Law Society of Alberta: for Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

Cost:
Lawyers (Called More than 5 years ago): $500 + 5% GST = $525
Lawyers (Called Less than 5 years ago): $250 + 5% GST = $262.50
Articling Students: $100 + 5% GST = $105
Robson Hall 3L Students: Free

Click here for event registration.

Please contact Marcia Kort at marcia.kort@umanitoba.ca with any questions about registration.

 

 

Jan
26
Tue
Robson Hall Law Symposium presents: Jason Poettcker “Does Free Will Matter in Legal Advocacy?” @ Zoom
Jan 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Robson Hall Law Symposium presents alumnus Jason Poettcker [JD/2019] speaking on “Does Free Will Matter in Legal Advocacy?”

Tuesday January 26, 2021 from 12:00pm-1:00pm via Zoom.

Please RSVP to Suraj Lakhi at umlakhi3@myumanitoba.ca

Jan
27
Wed
Changing Spaces: Dismantling Racism and Discrimination in the Legal Profession
Jan 27 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Please join us for a dynamic discussion with legal professionals about diversity in the profession and the kinds of changes needed to make a difference!
Panelists:

• Judge Kusham Sharma (Manitoba Provincial Court)
• Penny L. Piper (Department of Justice Canada)
• Cindy Marshall (Family Law lawyer and Mediator, Calgary)

Moderator: Dr. Mary J. Shariff, Ph.D., Associate Dean Academic, J.D. Program

Panelists will discuss their own experiences with racism and discrimination through law school, articling and the workplace as well as the importance of dismantling discriminatory hiring practices.

Location: By Zoom, Link, and Registration: https://bit.ly/346bQjZ

Jan
28
Thu
Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series: Elizabeth Cohen on “Illegal: How America’s Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All” @ Zoom
Jan 28 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Elizabeth CohenThe Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series presents: Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University on her book, “Illegal: How America’s Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All” Thursday, January 28th on ZOOM @ 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

Please RSVP to Debra Illsley to confirm your attendance.

Join the lecture on Zoom here.

Robson Hall Mediators present Family Resolution Service: How Has the Service Changed Under the Family Law Modernization Act?
Jan 28 @ 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Speakers include: Leita Kalinowsky (Executive Director of Family Resolution Service) and Fay-Lynn Katz (Lawyer-Mediator).

Interested attendees can email Greg Pusztay for the zoom link.

MHR Students Association presents: A Conversation with North Korean Refugees @ Remote via video conferencing
Jan 28 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MHR Students Association presents: A Conversation with North Korean Refugees @ Remote via video conferencing
A Conversation with North Korean Refugees

The Master of Human Rights Student Association is hosting a virtual panel event with three North Korean refugees living in Seoul, South Korea. In the interest of furthering our understanding of the diverse experiences of human rights violations, the refugees will share a brief prepared story about their life in North Korea and how they were able to leave. The refugees will also answer questions from the audience.

Dr. Sandra Fahy, Associate Professor at Sophia University and former Harvard Law Fellow will be the chair of the virtual event. Dr. Fahy will also give a keynote presentation on the topic of possibilities for reconciliation of the Korean Peninsula. Dr. Jeongmin Kim from the University of Manitoba’s Department of History will provide a historical account of relations between North and South Korea.

Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR) is a non-profit organization that teaching English to North Korean refugees. If you choose to donate when registering for the event, all proceeds will go directly to the organization.

Event Sponsors

  • Faculty of Law 
  • Peace and Conflict Studies 
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education 
  • Master of Human Rights 
  • Department of Sociology 
  • Department of History 
  • Department of English, Film, Theatre & Media 
  • Department of Anthropology 
  • Centre for Defence and Security Studies
  • MLSA 
  • Asian Studies Centre 
  • Centre for Human Rights Research 
Where: remote via video conferencing
When: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 19:00 CST (Winnipeg)
Jan
29
Fri
Health and Elder Law Group presents: Sharon Tod via Zoom @ Zoom
Jan 29 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The Manitoba Law Students’ Association Health and Elder Law Group presents Sharon Tod via Zoom on Friday, January 29 at 12pm.

Sharon Tod is a lawyer from St Mary’s Law. She will be presenting on her experience practicing in the area of Wills and Estates.

The event is open to anyone interested, including LLM & MHR students and Faculty and Practicing Professional instructors.

Please RSVP to Owen Park to confirm your attendance via email to healthandelderlawgroup@gmail.com and to obtain the Zoom link.

 

Jan
30
Sat
Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System seminar @ Virtual
Jan 30 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Instructors:
Melissa Serbin
Senior Crown Attorney
Manitoba Prosecutions Service

Stacey Soldier
Associate Counsel
Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors

*NEW* Class Times and Locations:
January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2021
9:00am – 12:00pm
Virtual, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba
(Deadline to register is January 4th, 2021. Class size limited to 50 participants.)

Course Description:
There is a growing recognition in Canada, across all sectors and regions, of the need for a deeper understanding and more meaningful inclusion of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. One of the centrepieces of this recognition was the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, released in 2015, which included 94 calls to action to effect reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Call to Action 27 was directed at the legal community of Canada, calling on us (through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada) to:

  • Ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

These goals have been acknowledged by the provincial law societies, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and the Canadian Bar Association. As stated by former Chief Justice of British Columbia Lance Finch, lawyers have a “duty to learn”.

The Indigenous People and Criminal Justice System seminar was created in the spirit of these ideas. The seminar is will assist students and lawyers in learning about Indigenous cultures and understanding the interplay between Indigenous legal orders and the Canadian legal system.

This intensive seminar will follow the general introduction to the complexities and principles of criminal law presented in courses on criminal law and evidence. It emphasizes the ways in which these complexities and principles intersect with Indigenous concepts of justice. The class will engage in a critical analysis of the relationship between Indigenous accused and the Courts through multiple stages of the justice system: arrest, bail, pre-trial procedures, and sentencing. Throughout the course the role of the Crown and defence counsel and the obligations created by these roles will be discussed. Participants will examine Gladue reports, community justice committees, elder panels, culturally important ceremonies and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Participants will receive a letter upon completion of this seminar. It is well suited for students considering working in the field of criminal law and for lawyers interested in furthering legal education.

Continuing Professional Development for Lawyers
This seminar will qualify for the following Continuing Professional Development hours:

  • Law Society of Manitoba: 12 CPD hours; and 4 Ethics & Professional Responsibility hours
  • Law Society of Alberta: for Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

Cost:
Lawyers (Called More than 5 years ago): $500 + 5% GST = $525
Lawyers (Called Less than 5 years ago): $250 + 5% GST = $262.50
Articling Students: $100 + 5% GST = $105
Robson Hall 3L Students: Free

Click here for event registration.

Please contact Marcia Kort at marcia.kort@umanitoba.ca with any questions about registration.

 

 

Feb
2
Tue
Debate Society Member Meetings @ Zoom
Feb 2 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The Robson Hall Debate Society is hosting its Member Meetings via Zoom on February 2nd and March 8th  at 12:00 p.m. (click dates for Zoom links). For more information, students can contact Celyna Yu at email: yuc34568@myumanitoba.ca.

 

 

Feb
6
Sat
Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System seminar @ Virtual
Feb 6 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Instructors:
Melissa Serbin
Senior Crown Attorney
Manitoba Prosecutions Service

Stacey Soldier
Associate Counsel
Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors

*NEW* Class Times and Locations:
January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2021
9:00am – 12:00pm
Virtual, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba
(Deadline to register is January 4th, 2021. Class size limited to 50 participants.)

Course Description:
There is a growing recognition in Canada, across all sectors and regions, of the need for a deeper understanding and more meaningful inclusion of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. One of the centrepieces of this recognition was the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, released in 2015, which included 94 calls to action to effect reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Call to Action 27 was directed at the legal community of Canada, calling on us (through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada) to:

  • Ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

These goals have been acknowledged by the provincial law societies, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and the Canadian Bar Association. As stated by former Chief Justice of British Columbia Lance Finch, lawyers have a “duty to learn”.

The Indigenous People and Criminal Justice System seminar was created in the spirit of these ideas. The seminar is will assist students and lawyers in learning about Indigenous cultures and understanding the interplay between Indigenous legal orders and the Canadian legal system.

This intensive seminar will follow the general introduction to the complexities and principles of criminal law presented in courses on criminal law and evidence. It emphasizes the ways in which these complexities and principles intersect with Indigenous concepts of justice. The class will engage in a critical analysis of the relationship between Indigenous accused and the Courts through multiple stages of the justice system: arrest, bail, pre-trial procedures, and sentencing. Throughout the course the role of the Crown and defence counsel and the obligations created by these roles will be discussed. Participants will examine Gladue reports, community justice committees, elder panels, culturally important ceremonies and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Participants will receive a letter upon completion of this seminar. It is well suited for students considering working in the field of criminal law and for lawyers interested in furthering legal education.

Continuing Professional Development for Lawyers
This seminar will qualify for the following Continuing Professional Development hours:

  • Law Society of Manitoba: 12 CPD hours; and 4 Ethics & Professional Responsibility hours
  • Law Society of Alberta: for Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

Cost:
Lawyers (Called More than 5 years ago): $500 + 5% GST = $525
Lawyers (Called Less than 5 years ago): $250 + 5% GST = $262.50
Articling Students: $100 + 5% GST = $105
Robson Hall 3L Students: Free

Click here for event registration.

Please contact Marcia Kort at marcia.kort@umanitoba.ca with any questions about registration.